I Need to Yell…

and i need to yell in particular on how shitty and fucked up America’s healthcare system is….

the ER visit claim to Medicare finally came through from my kidney infection, and i’ve been dreading it for good reason.

let me break it down for you:

1 96361 – Hydration Infusion Into A Vein 1 01/11/2016 0260 – General Classification IV THERAPY $326.00
2 96374 – Injection Of Drug Or Substance Into A Vein For Therapy, Diagnosis, Or Prevention 1 01/11/2016 0260 – General Classification IV THERAPY $286.00
3 96375 – Injection Of Different Drug Or Substance Into A Vein For Therapy, Diagnosis, Or Prevention 1 01/11/2016 0260 – General Classification IV THERAPY $187.00
4 82962 – Blood Glucose (Sugar) Test Performed By Hand-Held Instrument 1 01/11/2016 0301 – Chemistry LAB/CHEMISTRY $31.00
5 87086 – Bacterial Colony Count, Urine 1 01/11/2016 0306 – Bacteriology & Microbiology LAB/BACT-MICRO $178.00
6 81001 – Manual Urinalysis Test With Examination Using Microscope 1 01/11/2016 0307 – Urology LAB/UROLOGY $99.00
7 74176 – Ct Scan Of Abdomen And Pelvis 1 01/11/2016 0352 – Body Scan CT SCAN/BODY $3617.00
8 G0383 – Level 4 Hospital Emergency Department Visit Provided In A Type B Emergency Department; (The 1 01/11/2016 0450 – General Classification EMERG ROOM $1259.00
9 J0744 – Injection, Ciprofloxacin For Intravenous Infusion, 200 Mg 2 01/11/2016 0636 – Drugs Requiring Detailed Coding DRUGS/DETAIL CODE $162.00
10 J1885 – Injection, Ketorolac Tromethamine, Per 15 Mg 2 01/11/2016 0636 – Drugs Requiring Detailed Coding DRUGS/DETAIL CODE $48.00
11 J7030 – Infusion, Normal Saline Solution , 1000 Cc 1 01/11/2016 0636 – Drugs Requiring Detailed Coding DRUGS/DETAIL CODE $40.00
12 0 0001 – Total Charges $6233.00

over four thousand fucking dollars for a CAT scan just to make sure i didn’t have kidney stones.

the ER visit itself is even cheaper!

and you know the kicker?

1 74176 – Ct Scan Of Abdomen And Pelvis 1 01/11/2016 01/11/2016 $630.00 $93.94 $93.94 $0.00 $93.94

this is a separate claim filed by the CAT Scan technician, so not only is the hospital wanting money from the CT, THE FUCKING TECHNICIAN WANTS MONEY. i am responsible for the $93.94.

i’m not entirely sure how much of the ER visit i am responsible for yet, i’ll probably find out when the bill comes in the mail because all it says online is “see claim”. Medicare denied like $400 of the claim [some of the IV drugs were denied] but i already decided they can shove it all up their ass and they’re only getting $50 a month, interest-free.

i’m also not crowdfunding this, so please do not ask to donate towards my bills. i’ve already accepted this as my expensive lesson and i’m going to pay it, no matter how long it takes.

so people who do not have insurance? us people with insurance are pretty much right there with you. it honestly doesn’t matter if you have it or not because your insurance is just going to pay pennies towards your provides and then stick you with the rest of it.

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